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Kocide LLC offers a competitive package and comprehensive benefits including health insurance, 401k w/100% matching, generous PTO and much more. Please indicate the position to which you are applying and submit together with your resume and salary requirements to HR@kocide.com


Career Openings

General Mechanic

About the Company:

Kocide LLC, a wholly owned company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and a sister company to Certis USA, is currently seeking multiple General Mechanics for our Houston, TX manufacturing plant.

About the Plant:

The plant produces copper fungicides sold worldwide and is currently the only plant for the businesses supply chain. Operations include synthesis, formulation, drying, and finished product packaging for the customer. Our plant is located at 12701 Almeda Road.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Maintenance First Line Supervisor, the General Mechanic will troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specification as well as piping systems. The general mechanic position might also do some facilities support work. Mechanics are required to work a M–F day schedule, 40 hours per week and must also be available to work scheduled (planned) or unscheduled (unplanned/short-notice) hours on nights and/or weekends as needed to meet operating and/or business needs. Mechanics will be required to work overtime on an equal on-call rotation system. The Maintenance General Mechanic is a non-exempt, overtime eligible position.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Disassembles, cleans, inspects, repairs and reassembles equipment such as centrifugal, moyno & diaphragm pumps, compressors, blowers, bagging machines, conveyors, grinders, rotary valves, mills, blenders, gear boxes, agitators, assorted type of valves, etc.
  • Troubleshoots equipment using mechanical knowledge, equipment specification sheets, and manufacturer literature to restore to operation.
  • Lubricates gearboxes, pumps, bearings and other equipment to prolong life and keep them operating safely and efficiently.
  • Fabricates, installs, and replaces PVC, carbon steel, and stainless-steel pipe.
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance tasks, documents findings/repairs/materials for equipment history, and executes PSM critical jobs.
  • Operates equipment and hand tools to support work including forklifts, the man lift, basic hand tools & power tools. Other heavy equipment is in scope with proper training.
  • Performs minor facilities maintenance work as needed such as minor building repairs, minor concrete repairs, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • All applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years field maintenance and experience with familiarity of equipment above.
  • Experience reading, understanding, and utilizing drawings, schematics, vendor manuals, safety standards & maintenance procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot effectively.
  • Demonstrated operational discipline and quality completion of work.
  • Strong safety performance record.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and be willing and able to learn new computer software systems.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment with mindset to improve one’s own skillset and performance as well as contribute to system improvements.
  • Ability to receive and adhere to detailed instructions, multi-task, communicate effectively & participate in problem solving.
  • Willingness to work in elevated or confined space scenarios.

Must Have Qualifications:

Successful candidates should have one or more of the following additional skills:

  • Welding certifications for pipe (and structural) such as NCCER Level 3 Welding.
  • Pipefitting experience with certification such as NCCER Level 3 or comparable.
  • Carpentry and concrete work experience with certification such as NCCER Level 3 Carpentry, NCCER Level 1 or 2 Concrete Finishing or comparable.
  • Crane operation experience and certification, preferably NACB.
  • Basic or greater electrical and/or instrumentation knowledge.
  • Experience with SAPPM.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance/Quality Control.

All applicants must successfully complete onsite assessments to be considered for the role.

Kocide LLC offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits such as: health insurance, 401k w/100% matching, generous PTO and much more. Interested candidates: Please indicate the position to which you are applying and submit together with your resume and salary requirements to hr@kocide.com. No phone calls or visits, please!

Production Supervisor

About the Company:

Kocide LLC, a wholly owned company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and a sister company to Certis USA, is currently seeking a First Line Production Supervisor for our Houston, TX manufacturing plant.

About the Plant:

The plant produces copper fungicides sold worldwide and is currently the only plant for the businesses supply chain. Operations include synthesis, formulation, drying, and finished product packaging for the customer. Our plant is located at 12701 Almeda Road.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Area Manager, the First Line Production Supervisor has direct line responsibility for the production organization, supervising up to 20 employees. Your primary responsibility is overseeing the safe and high-quality manufacturing of all products to meet business demand. This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide effective line supervision of 24/7 shift operators including leadership, safety responsibility, teamwork, operational discipline, respectful work environment, policy support, schedule and vacation management, performance management, and progression.
  • Ensure production is running safely at rates to quality standards.
  • Ensure equipment is being maintained properly by operations and supported with maintenance.
  • Oversee training and certification of operators including cross-training, training effectiveness, progression, etc.
  • Develop and maintain (with others) operating procedures including engaging employees to improve procedures and improve shop-floor ownership and ensure practices consistent with procedures.
  • Lead, participate, and/or support operations improvement efforts.
  • Work with the Field Contract Administrator to evaluate potential contractor jobs and determine the most efficient and effective way to execute as it relates to maintenance of equipment.
  • Ensures that SAP Plant Maintenance database is being utilized in the work management process to support efficient and effective maintenance activities

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Strong leadership skills with 2+ years of previous formal supervisory authority.
  • Minimum of 8+ years in a manufacturing environment, 4+ years in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated capability with mastering plant operations and ability to learn quickly and troubleshoot issues.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills backed up by knowledge of plant safety and permitting procedures such as safe work permits, Lock-tag-try, confined space, line break, etc.
  • PSM knowledge preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop others functional and soft skills.
  • Strong people skills. Able to establish trust and credibility with peers and subordinates, to influence, and to motivate others.
  • Good organizational and planning skills. Ability to work independently, self-sufficient.
  • Strong communication skills including written, verbal, and listening whether working with direct reports or managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept and help solve problems, drive change and continue building a culture of continuous improvement within organization.
  • Good computer skills to operate efficiently in an ever-increasing electronic environment.

Kocide LLC offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits such as: health insurance, 401k w/100% matching, generous PTO and much more. Interested candidates: Please indicate the position to which you are applying and submit together with your resume and salary requirements to hr@kocide.com. No phone calls or visits, please!